Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Source: Borrowed from Library
They’ve gotten good grades – but that’s not good enough. They’ve spent hours on community service – but that’s not good enough. Finn and Chloe’s advisor says that colleges have enough kids with good grades and perfect attendance, so Chloe decides they’ll have to attract attention another way. She and Finn will stage Chloe’s disappearance, and then, when CNN is on their doorstep and the nation is riveted, Finn will find and save her. It seems like the perfect plan – until things start to go wrong. Very wrong.
I loved the sound of Accomplice, and I was really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. I thought I would love it — I was completely wrong. I didn’t read it in one sitting, as some of you may have noticed, its been on my “currently reading” section for about a week now. Books don’t usually disappoint me and you’ve probably noticed most of my reviews are 4 or 5 stars. This one did.
Accomplice started out and ended out pretty much the same – boring. I expected something to go “very wrong”, just like the summary says. I kept reading and reading and waiting for something to happen, but nothing extreme happened.
The main character, Finn (who, from the summary, I suspected to be male, but is actually a girl), narrates the story. Her best friend, Chloe, convinces her to stage her disappearance. Finn goes with the plan, and while Chloe hides in Finn’s grandmother’s (who’s on vacation) basement, Finn has to act like her best friend is missing and maybe even dead. Instead of reaching a climax, the whole story pretty much goes on like that, with someone being arrested on false accounts. The story would have been more interesting if the characters and the incidents had more, I don’t know… substance, to it.
I would have rated it two stars, but the summary was really good, so I gave it a three. I think the author could have put a little more to it, and maybe had a more extreme incident happen. The cover is pretty nice too, I don’t really like those covers with a model on it ;).